Bill Laswell - Quotes

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People are afraid of things they don't understand. They don't know how to relate. It threatens their security, their existence, their career, image.

People are afraid of things they don't understand. They don't know how to relate. It threatens their security, their existence, their career, image.

In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience. ---->>>

Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It's exactly the same.

Computers and electronic music are not the opposite of the warm human music. It's exactly the same.

People who play conventional music are threatened by electronica and don't consider it to be as valuable as what they do. ---->>>

Nothing was a style first. Everything started as an idea. A guy did something with an idea. Someone copied him. Some copied all of them and it became trendy and then it became a style. ---->>>

Miles Davis fully embraced possibilities and delved into it. He was criticized heavily from the jazz side. He was supposed to be part of a tradition, but he didn't consider himself part of a tradition. ---->>>

Records are just moments of achievement. They're like receipts for work done. Time goes on and people keep playing music. ---->>>

If you listen to really deep ambient records that don't move too much, very still records, long after those records are finished, you might find yourself listening for hours to the sound of the room. ---->>>

I think if you look at exactly where you are, you can't really focus without looking back and forward at the same time. ---->>>

Engineering producers who don't play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there's a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description. ---->>>

Sound comes out of a life experience. ---->>>

I don't think technology is viable unless the person applying it has something to say. ---->>>

I put projects together. I put people together. ---->>>

I've never used ethnic music as decoration for profit. ---->>>

The atmosphere defines the environment of sound. ---->>>

What I'm dealing with is sound. I don't pretend to be dealing with music. I'm just dealing with sound elements, textures and sounds. ---->>>

I got into dub a long time ago. I was into dub before I even had any interest in reggae or Jamaican songs, Bob Marley, or any of those established artists. I just thought it was such an unusual sound. ---->>>

I think everything's experimental whether you like it or not. I think that people who do generic pop are experimenting with cliches. It's no less than I am experimenting with noise or unknown music - until you say, 'This is my song, or this is my composition' - it's all experimental, whether you like it or not. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-12, 1955
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Occupation: Musician
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Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955, Salem, Illinois, and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer and record label owner. Laswell has been involved in hundreds of recordings with many collaborators from all over the world. Laswell's music draws upon many different genres, most notably funk, various world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles (wikipedia)